Proficiency: Upon being selected through the lottery, participants will be required to qualify via a proficiency test, using the equipment they will use in the field. Applicants will sign-up for time slots for the proficiency test. If an individual is unable to successfully qualify, they will be unable to participate in the program.
Archery Qualifications:*** Proficiency tests will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Aurora West Forest Preserve, 40W244 Hankes Rd., Aurora, IL. You must use broadheads or practice broadheads. Field points will not be acceptable. All Primary Applicants and Zone Partners must successfully qualify to participate in the program. Proficiency will be conducted from an elevated position.
After the lottery and proficiency test, participants must attend a mandatory orientation meeting and sign a hunting waiver and release form. All applicants must include a legible copy of their hunter safety education certificate or ID card with application, unless it is already on file with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.
Mandatory Orientation Meeting:*** If you are selected and successfully qualify, you must attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, from 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles, IL. A make-up orientation meeting will be scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 22, if necessary.
Incomplete, duplicate or late applications will not be accepted. Only one application per partner group will be accepted.
*** No further accommodation will be made for the proficiency testing and/or mandatory orientation meeting. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the established dates and times.